Orcadian lifeways: diet and health in pre-Viking and Viking-age Orkney


At the dawn of the Viking Age, the Orcadian Picts were faced with a period of sociocultural and economic transition. This talk focuses on using osteology and stable isotope analysis in tracing patterns in diet and nutrition to provide evidence for Pictish-Norse interaction.

Speaker: Alex Johnson, School of Archaeology

Contacts: Dr Letty ten Harkel, letty.tenharkel@arch.ox.ac.uk; Dr Jane Kershaw, jane.kershaw@arch.ox.ac.uk; Prof. Helena Hamerow, helena.hamerow@arch.ox.ac.uk

Followed by tea/coffee and cake - all welcome


Oxford Medieval Studies

Audience: Open to all